HELP WITH JACKMAN CLEMATIS - Knowledgebase Question

GRAIN VALLEY, Mi
Question by ksmogirl2
July 19, 2010
I UNDERSTAND THAT THE JACKMAN CLEMATIS WILL BLOOM ALL SUMMER. DO I NEED TO REMOVE THE OLD
BLOSSOMS ? WHAT ELSE CAN I
DO TO HELP IT THRU THIS
VERY HOT WEATHER ? IT HAS SHADE IN THE AM BUT
DOES GET AFTERNOON SUN.

THANK YOU, KATHY


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Answer from NGA
July 19, 2010

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Jackmanni clematis blooms on new growth so there's still a chance yours will bloom again before fall arrives. You won't need to deadhead the plant. As the flowers fade the petals will fall and you'll barely know there was once a flower on the vine. There's not much you can do to help your clematis endure the summer weather other than to water it deeply and to mulch over the soil surface to help keep the roots cool and to slow water evaporation. In the spring you'll want to prune your clematis back quite hard to encourage lots of new growth, which will provide you with lots of flowers later in the season. Enjoy!

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